Surface treatment

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

Augmenting automotive production

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production

Going with the grain

Greg Blackman speaks to Marco Reichle, at Reichle Technologiezentrum, on laser texturing injection moulds for vehicle makers – now a huge part of the firm’s business

EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

Driving deposition

New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers

Lasing on the wing

Matthew Dale on some of the laser processing that goes into building aircraft, from treating carbon fibre wing skins to 3D printing lightweight brackets

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